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  2014 Australian Nationals @ Sydney Dragway 31 OCT- 2 NOV 2014
Darren - 7:40pm, 27/10/14 - News/Updates



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In less time than it takes to read this sentence Top Fuel Dragsters – the world’s quickest and fastest race cars – would have completed one of their earth-shattering quarter mile runs. In less than five seconds!

Top Fuel drag racing is like a motor racing rock concert complete with stadium lights, smoke, pyrotechnics and chest-pounding, rib-shaking noise! Still, AC/DC has nothing on the Top Fuel Dragsters when it comes to putting on the most spectacular show on earth!

You can expect to see these cars and so much more at the Australian Nationals, hosted by Sydney Dragway from Friday, October 31 to Sunday November 2.



As one of the most important events of the motorsport calendar the Australian Nationals brings together the fastest vehicles on the planet from all over Australia. Along with the Top Fuel dragsters you can see the wild supercharged Top Doorslammers – the fastest sedan bodied cars; Top Fuel Motorcycles – the fastest bikes and Pro Stock – the fastest naturally aspirated vehicles as well as over 400 other race teams competing for one of the most coveted trophies in motor sport.



While the racing is a major part of the Australian Nationals there is also so much for the kids to see and do!

  • Take a walk in the pits and get a close up look at the race cars!

  • Get your photo taken with your favourite driver!

  • Maybe you might get to sit in a race car!

  • Have your face painted!

  • Visit kid’s corner and meet our friendly clowns!

  • Enjoy the many kid’s rides and entertainment scattered around the venue!

  • Visit the various trade stalls and pick up that special race day memento!



With mums (and all ladies) half price on the Sunday and kids under 12 FREE for the entire event, the Australian Nationals promises to be an action packed event guaranteed to entertain the entire family!

In all, this is an event that will assault your senses, rearrange your entertainment values and literally BLOW YOUR MIND!

For ticket prices and more info on the Australian Nationals visit: http://www.sydneydragway.com.au/events/2014-australian-nationals/

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS:
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  Cool map of every postcode in Victoria with numbers of Holdens and Fords
Jordan Oliver - 11:20pm, 10/10/14 - News/Updates

Hi all,

Just thought I'd join your forums as a Commodore lover/owner and to spread the word about this map I've created using FOI data we got from VicRoads.

It shows every postcode in Victoria and maps them out with either red (more Holdens), blue (more Fords), purple (exactly the same numbers) and yellow (we don't have data for these postcodes).
Obviously, there's plenty of blue around Geelong given the factory is (was) there - but overall, plenty of red around Victoria in most areas. As it should be!

Check it out: Are there more Holdens or Fords in your postcode? | The Courier

Jordan
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  Last GT Falcon rolls off the line as the first new model Falcon and Territory follow
Calaber - 5:42am, 10/10/14 - News/Updates

In today's Daily Tele is a photo of the last FG Falcon GT, together with the first new Falcon and Territory production cars. To me, the interesting thing is the name given to the two new models. The Territory appears to be the SZ Series II, but the Falcon has a banner over it calling it the FG X. I wonder if that will actually be the model designation?

While on the subject of the next Falcon, am I the only one who thinks it actually looks sharper and better than the VF? The new grille and overall front end design appeals to me and has a more integrated and modern appearance than the Commodore. The rear photos in the recent issue of Wheels also shows a design which is (IMO) nicer than the Commie.

Comments?
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  Gen-F gets 550kw inc. full driveline warranty - Walkinshaw
PIR4TE - 7:59am, 26/09/14 - News/Updates

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Walkinshaw Performance has released its most powerful V8 package ever, boosting 6.0-litre Holden Commodore models to 500kW and 6.2-litre HSVs to a whopping 550kW.

The Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package is an enhanced version of the WPP230 Supercharger pack, and is limited to just 50 units.

For the first time ever, WPP has added a camshaft upgrade as part of the package, and in an industry first it will be the only supercharger/camshaft combination to come with a full driveline warranty.



Walkinshaw says the $24,490 package boosts outputs of 6.0-litre V8-powered [URL="http://www.caradvice.com.au/holden/commodore/"]Commodores to 500kW and 800Nm, and 6.2-litre [URL="http://www.caradvice.com.au/hsv/"]HSV models to 550kW and 980Nm both easily outgunning the 430kW/740Nm [URL="http://www.caradvice.com.au/hsv/gts/"]HSV GTS.

The package can be fitted to all Holden VE and VF Commodore and HSV E Series and Gen-F models meaning a new 270kW Holden Commodore SS can be purchased and fitted with the 500kW pack for $66,480 and a new 317kW HSV ClubSport to 550kW for $85,480.

Each Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package engine will be individually numbered from 1-50 and fitted with a plaque with the signatures of all four current Walkinshaw Racing V8 Supercar drivers: Garth Tander, James Courtney, Tim Slade and Nick Percat.



The package includes the upgrade already available in the W457 and W497, with a Eaton Twin Vortices 2300 Series supercharger with Gen VI rotors, water-to-air intercooler, large high-flow injectors, custom moulded intercooler and heater hoses, cast aluminium coil covers, injection moulded cold air intake, heavy duty serpentine belt drive system with Goodyear Gatorback belt, 12-inch intake runners, self-contained oil system, ceramic coated headers, and a dual active cat back exhaust.

The camshaft and valve spring upgrade features an OEM-spec camshaft, cam sprocket, camshaft bolt set and crank bolt, as well as beehive-style valve springs, valve spring retainers and valve stem locks.

Completing the package are Walkinshaw Racing Edition decals, an SP2245 Tool Kit with WP Racing decal, full dyno tune from an authorised Walkinshaw Performance Centre, and a Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition certificate of authenticity.



Walkinshaw Performance general manger Tony Harris says the package "produces a level of excitement never felt before from a WPP-enhanced vehicle".

"From the beginning of this process, our goal was to engineer the most powerful upgrade to date for a road car from WPP without compromising driveability," Harris said.

"It evokes passion in a way that few can relate to unless perhaps you drive a V8 Supercar."

The Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package goes on sale on October 15.
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  HSV Introduces Limited Edition "GTS Maloo"
Darren - 11:32pm, 12/09/14 - News/Updates

Australia's leading performance car manufacturer, HSV, has confirmed details of an exciting new limited edition model - the GTS Maloo.

Just 12 months since the launch of the GEN-F GTS, the most powerful production car ever built in Australia, HSV is set to launch a limited edition GTS Maloo which adopts the much acclaimed 430 kilowatt / 740 Newton-metre 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA engine, as well as many of GTS's safety and performance technologies.

HSV Managing Director Tim Jackson commented, "We have been working on this project for a couple of years now. There are a number of unique elements required to integrate the LSA into the Maloo platform, and significant time in getting all the safety and performance technologies to operate effectively."

"Every time we launch a vehicle is an exciting time, but we believe the GTS Maloo is something special and sets a new benchmark in the performance market" Jackson said.

Complementing the LSA powertrain will be HSV's premium braking package - light - weight AP radical forged 6-piston brake calipers with 390mm (front) and 372mm (rear) 2-piece rotors.

In addition, and what is believed to be a global first for a utility, the GTS Maloo will be fitted with Torque Vectoring. Currently only fitted to a few exclusive global marques and HSV's GEN-F GTS, Torque Vectoring helps reduce understeer by generating a "rotational moment" in the rear axle when the vehicle is under power. The vehicle's Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system detects the understeer event, applies braking to the inside rear wheel and transfers torque to the outside rear wheel.

The GTS Maloo's street presence will be clearly identifiable through the adoption of GTS's unique front fascia design that delivers both an aggressive stance and an extensive air-intake surface area to deliver the required engine cooling.

The GTS Maloo will be available with either a TR6060 (MG9 spec) 6-speed manual transmission with oil cooler and twin plate clutch, or an optional 6L90E 6-speed heavy duty automatic transmission with oil cooler.

HSV's unique Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), side skirts, twin-hump hard tonneau and performance sail-plane help complete the visual makeover and are complemented by light-weight 20" "Blade" forged alloy wheels presented in a new "Dark Stainless" finish. Shadow-chrome quad exhaust tips and a unique number plate surround paint-out combine to deliver an aggressive rear-end look with "LSA" and "GTS" badges adorning the tail-gate.

Concurrent with the launch of the GTS Maloo will be the introduction of two new colours to the HSV range: Some Like It Hot, a rich bronze/red, and Jungle Green, an iridescent olive green.

HSV Performance seats wrapped in Onyx leather trim, or the optional "Red Hot" leather trim, set off an interior which also features a broad range of driver convenience and safety technologies.

The GTS Maloo will feature HSV's Driver Preference Dial which facilitates the adjustment of the vehicle's ESC, Traction Control, Launch Control (manual transmission), Torque Vectoring, Electric Power Steering and new electric Bi-Modal Exhaust according to three distinct pre-set modes - Touring, Sport and Performance.

Head-up Display, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rain Sensing Wipers enhance the driver environment while the unique Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI) system provides the driver with all the performance data he or she will require.

Build of the GTS Maloo will be limited to just 250 vehicles (240 for Australia and 10 for New Zealand) with each build plate individually numbered.

Production is due to begin early November with vehicles expected to be available in dealerships later that month.

Source - HSV Media
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